A Day in Music - April 9th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Brad Paisley's album 5th Gear was certified platinum.

2007 - Rascal Flatts and Loretta Lynn were recognized at the Recording Academy Honors in Nashville.

2005 - Eddie Montgomery joined Kenny Chesney during the encore of his concert in Lexington, Kentucky to sing Montgomery Gentry's "My Town."

2005 - The late Anna Nicole Smith made an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry and met Joe Nichols, who would go on to sing at her 2007 funeral.

1999 - Faith Hill opened her first solo tour at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis.

1998 - Tammy Wynette was remembered at a memorial service at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Dolly Parton, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Wynonna and Rudy Gatlin all performed.

1997 - Singer-songwriter Mae Axton died at age 82. She co-wrote Elvis Presley's classic, "Heartbreak Hotel" and was the mother of singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton.

1991 - Patty Loveless earned her first gold album for Honky Tonk Angel.

1988 - George Strait took "Famous Last Words of a Fool" to number one.

 

Birthdays:

Margo Smith - singer

Hal Ketchum - singer

Dave Innis - guitarist, Restless Heart

 

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